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HD and the Natural World

Date(s) - 04/16/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library


Join us for a panel discussion on poet Hilda Doolittle and the natural world.  Led by Christine Roysdon with panelists Louis Schaefer, Gary DeLeo, and Marilyn Hazleton. Free. Registration is not required.

Louise Schaefer is co-founder of Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery.  Their expertise is in the plants that are indigenous to the area.  Her presentation will  focus on the plants that were documented to have occurred naturally in the Bethlehem area at the time of HD’s residence.
Gary DeLeo is a member of the Lehigh University faculty in the Department of Physics. His research has encompassed condensed-matter theory and
astrophysics. He has run a significant number of science outreach programs, and he is the recipient of seven teaching awards and honors. Professor DeLeo will describe the professional life of Charles Doolittle, the father of Hilda Doolittle, as a professor of astronomy at Lehigh University, and subsequent work.

Poet, teaching artist, recipient of the Allentown Arts Commission Ovation Award for the Literary Arts, Marilyn Shoemaker Hazelton edits the international poetry journal, red lights. She will address the extraordinary range of HD’s writing, with a main focus on HD’s foundation as an Imagist poet inspired by her early years in Bethlehem.

Christine Roysdon,  a former library administrator at Lehigh University, will moderate the panel discussion and audience interaction.

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